View Full Version : Question about "cologne" aftershaves
10-08-2006, 08:46 PM
I was wondering about the effectiveness of aftershave balms from a fragrance line such as Dolce & Gabanna, Armani, Ralph Lauren, etc... basically the colognes you see at the fragrance section of any department store.
The one I have is Sexual, by Michel Germain. I got it in a gift set of that cologne that includes a shower gel and aftershave balm. neeless to say, they both smell exactly like the cologne.
The A/S has a milky look, opaque but almost translucent. I might smell some alcohol in there but maybe that's just the fragrance (no ingredients anywhere).
So yeah, are these A/S any good and would you recommend using them?
Personally I'd use it just to layer my fragrance and have only used it once. Can't comment on it cuz it was quite a few months ago and that was during my commercial hype shaving days (still am until I receive my DE, shaving cream and brush from QED).
Queen of Blades
10-09-2006, 12:15 AM
A lot of shaving products are YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary). I have no opinion on A/S products, but the real question should be, "How do you feel about your A/S?"
Some of the guys will probably ring in with suggestions of popular A/S products. In the end it all boils down to your preferences, though.
If you like it, use it. :thumbup:
There are quite a few permutations of aftershave-some are just splashes and some are balms and gels, milks also.
So whats a good aftershave? that depends on what you need.
Some men prefer a cooling sensation that is provided by mints/menthol products like Proraso, I need a super hydrating one like Kiehl's.
I am not familiar with the product that you have so I cannot comment on it or point you in a direction from it.
So whats your skin like? dry or oily? do you feel that your skin is tight after a shave? is it irritated? The more information you post the better-
If you were to start somewhere I would say The Nivea (http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4898) line of aftershaves which are available in drug and supermarkets for <7.00 is a good one(s)
You could also add Witch hazel and Corn Huskers Lotion (http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6209&highlight=corn)from the drugstore.
On the top right hand corner of this screen is a REVIEW Tab in it there is a section for after shaves,it can be very helpful.The reviews are written from the perspective of that person-so what works for someone with dry skin would be horrible for someone with oily skin etc., so keep that in mind while browsing.
You can contact Scotto who has an after shave sampler packs available for sale here (http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5161)
10-09-2006, 08:46 AM
Almost every dept. store fragrance's aftershave I've tried has been absolute crap, both splash and lotion.
EXCEPTION -- Aramis aftershave. It's actually the best splash-type aftershave I've ever tried. The downside is that you have to buy into the Aramis scent, which not everyone likes.
10-09-2006, 09:43 AM
I already have an aftershave balm that also acts as a moisturizer for the whole face. It is quite expensive, but I absolutely love it. It's Creme des hommes, by Decleor. Apparently they carry one of the best shaving lines that you can find in a department store. It's new school, I know, but I like it (and got it when I was having skin problems about a year ago when I started to take shaving a bit more seriously).
I was just wondering if the fragrance aftershaves are actually good for the skin. While most of the aftershaves mentioned in this forum are from highly regarded shaving products makers, therefore MADE to be an aftershave, maybe the fragrance aftershaves are just for fragrance layering and do absolutely nothing for the skin.
Basically BLBrewer answered my question!
10-09-2006, 11:28 AM
This may have something to do with it (or it may not), but Aramis is made by Estee Lauder who also produces cosmetics and the Clique skin-care line. As a result, they may be a little more skin-conscious than a design house that knows more about needle and thread than skin-care.
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